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Today Marks the 42nd Anniversary of the Assassination of Steve Biko

South Africans remember the anti-Apartheid veteran and Black Consciousness Movement leader.

Today, South Africans are remembering Stephen "Steve" Bantu Biko, a resounding voice for Black liberation during Apartheid. The most recognizable leader of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM), Biko inspired and guided the student resistance of that time to become a huge political force against the Apartheid regime. He is credited with launching the South African Students Organization (SASO) in the late 60s. However, a few months before Biko's 31st birthday back in 1977, he was tortured and killed while in police custody.

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A Letter Signed by Steve Biko Is Up For Auction—and No One's Talking About It

The bidding starts at $3,000.

Another letter signed by Steve Biko will be auctioned Thursday, Nov. 16 (as in, tomorrow), with the bid starting at $3,000 by Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions.

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